Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “small fry”

small fry

noun [U] uk   informal us  
people or things that are not considered to be important: They may be key players in their own company, but they're small fry in the industry itself.People of little importanceThings of little importance
(Definition of small fry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of small fry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “small fry” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More